Rangers fans react on Twitter to new Rodgers Celtic deal
By Harvey Byrne
Rangers fans on Twitter have given a mixed reaction to news that manager Brendan Rodgers has agreed a new deal at fierce rivals Celtic.
The Glasgow club announced on Friday afternoon that the former Liverpool man had signed a new four-year deal after helping the side to a Premiership title after just 31 matches in his first season in charge.
BREAKING: Faith in our future. Brendan Rodgers signs new four-year deal with Celtic Football Club. #Brendan2021
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) April 7, 2017
Fellow Glaswegian outfit Rangers have had their own problems on the touchline this season in their first campaign back in the Scottish top-flight after Mark Warburton departed in February with the famous club struggling to compete at the top of the pyramid.
They have since appointed Pedro Caixinha, but with 35 points currently between the Old Firm rivals there are growing concerns about whether that gap will increase.
Now, with Celtic announcing a contract extension for their man in charge Rangers fans have understandably aired their opinion on social media.
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Some fans have claimed that it’s a bold move from the Hoops and could now cost millions to pay him off if Rangers do stop their current dominance over Scottish football.
However, some are worried and have now called for chairman Dave King to get the chequebook out in an attempt to get them challenging with the best once again.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Massive wage rise for winning a tin pot one horse race
— Davy (@davlorn73) April 7, 2017
— Paranoid (@android5454) April 7, 2017
Guaranteed to see us do number 55 then. ????
— Ron Wastad yn Barod (@govfront) April 7, 2017
Gives me 4 years to meet him on the Raith interchange and tell him now much of a breath of fresh air he's been.
— Rob Scott (@rbscot268) April 7, 2017
That's handy. He will be leaving just after we stop 10 in a row
— ???????? Juan Pedro ???????? (@john_dryburgh) April 7, 2017
Lets be honest.
If Dave King doesnt spend a fortune a fear Celtic have just won 10 in a row
— Stuart Young (@StuartY19) April 7, 2017
Never said it before but Dave king needs to step up asap with truck loads of cash asap
— glenrothes1rsc (@Paulrei240682) April 7, 2017
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has aimed a fresh dig at former boss Mark Warburton.